Making Room for Christ @ Christmas

Christmas heart cleaning...

We Can Be Knee Deep in Christmas with Our Hearts Far from Christ!

wOULD YOU OPEN YOUR HOME TO JESUS? - week 1: MAKING ROOM FOR CHRIST @ CHRISTMAS!

Sometimes we’re so busy in the holiday rush, that we neglect the most important thing:

preparing our hearts for Jesus.

Contrary to popular opinion and Christmas carol folklore,

it is unlikely that Christ was born in some obscure stable with no one around but some smelly animals.

"She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn..."

SHOULD ACTUALLY READ ---

"She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them."

Given the importance of hospitality in Jewish culture it is far more likely that Christ was born

in the family living area of a private home in Bethlehem.

Imagine what it would be like to have Jesus come to your home...

would you want to let Him in, or would you need to clean up your act?

And if our homes are likely a reflection of what we value... of our hearts...

Imagine what it would be like to have Jesus come to the home of your heart!


LET EVERY HEART PREPARE HIM ROOM AS WE PREPARE FOR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR!


A typical Bethlehem peasant home in the time of Jesus. Jesus could have been laid in a manger... right in a house!
December 2, 2018 - Luke 2:1-7

HOME SWEET HOME... - week 2: MAKING ROOM FOR CHRIST @ CHRISTMAS!

The Word become flesh and made His HOME... among us!

Christ sent the Holy Spirit to make His HOME... in us!

OUR HEARTS... CHRIST'S HOME!

Our real home is in heaven!

But until Christ returns...

the more we de-clutter our hearts, the more room for our faith to grow!


December 9, 2018 - portions of John 1 and 14